A review of the achievements of the Health Services Research Centre (HSRC) has been published to coincide with the launch of the new Institute for Health Policy and Organisation (IHPO).
The publication looks back at the work of the HSRC since its creation in 2015, thanks to a donation from Lord Alliance, and how it has laid much of the groundwork for the IHPO.
Professor Damian Hodgson, Co-director of the IHPO, said: “The aim of the HSRC was to create a world-leading health services research centre within Alliance Manchester Business School, building on the school’s long history of research, capacity and relationships in this field. Four years on I firmly believe that the Centre more than delivered on that overarching goal.
“At the same time it promoted interdisciplinary and innovative health services research, rapidly established a collective local identity for health researchers, and significantly increased our national and international profile. Within this publication we were keen to share some of these fantastic achievements.”
The work of the HSRC is now part of the new IHPO at the University of Manchester, a cross-faculty Institute. Added Prof Hodgson: “At a time when the funding and delivery of effective healthcare is one of the most significant global grand challenges, the University now has a growing reputation as a world leader in the fields of health services organisation and policy research.”